Universal Credit: claiming for a young disabled person

Universal Credit is a new benefit for people aged between 16 and Pension Credit qualifying age. It is replacing new claims for most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age with a single monthly payment. This factsheet explains when your child might be able to claim Universal Credit as a young adultand the impact this might have on any benefits that you get for them as a dependent child. This factsheet from Contact helps to cover things…